04 Apr 2014 - 14:46
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A BRAND new skate park for the young people of Edwinstowe is to be officially opened next weekend. (Sat April 12)
Located in Friars Park, the £100,000 project was jointly funded by Nottinghamshire County Council’s Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) and Edwinstowe Parish Council.
Incorporating timber, concrete, steel and granite, the park has been designed to be aesthetically sympathetic to its surroundings whilst also including as wide a variety of ramps and obstacles as possible.
The design also includes some very creative interpretations of traditional skate park designs which, it is hoped, will give users plenty to enjoy for years to come.
Local County Councillor John Peck said: “The new skate park is a first-class facility that provides challenges for users of all ages and abilities.
“It is a very welcome addition to the local area and I am delighted that young people in Edwinstowe have this brand-new facility to use and enjoy.
“It is always good news when county and parish councils can work together to deliver much needed facilities for the whole community.”
Coun Celia Brooks, Chairman of Edwinstowe Parish Council, added: “We are delighted with the skate park,” said “I have visited several times a day at different times and can report that it is truly a family affair with children as young as three using their scooters on the ramps.
“There are always adults with little ones which adds to the family atmosphere and the older users are well-behaved and considerate.
“The skate park has been extremely well used so far and is a real bonus facility for our village.”
A number of professional and experienced skaters will be on hand for the official opening.